The 2008 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize has gone to Fremantle Press writer John Kinsella for his poem Vixerunt.
Kinsella is the tenth poet to receive the $1500 annual award. Other winners include Louise Oxley, Kate Middleton and Jane Williams.
Bruce Dawe is one of Australia’s most popular poets. He endowed the annual $1500 award in recognition of the contribution poets make to Australian culture.
The award is administered by the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba.